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Offline DavidR

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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #180 on: February 24, 2012, 01:11:44 PM »
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The "Ask" mode in AutoSandbox will actually be completely removed in the next update, as it lacks sense in the new v7 logic.
That is, in v7, the AutoSandbox is primarily an analysis tool.
We actually plan to even further watermark/transparentize all the UI elements of autosandboxed apps, to make it apparent that the app is being analyzed and it's not meant for "normal" use.

Vlk

Whilst I would agree, that you would want to move to Auto for the AutoSandbox default setting. I think removing the Ask as a user selected option completely, which I believe is your intention, is a step too far.

One of the great things about avast is its configurability.

You only have to look at the viruses and worms forum to see the intervention of the AutoSandbox on many of the analysis tools used in cleaning malware infections to see that there needs to be a way to run these tools without the intervention of the AutoSandbox or have the ability to select Ask and have the tool run normally, otherwise the only option is to disable the AutoSandbox.

Currently the AutoSandbox doesn't really do much, intervenes, but is unable to determine if the file is malware as in the attached image. So it has to improve greatly or the user will have no option to either force it to run sandboxed or not, depending on the knowledge of the user.

Personally I have all Shields and Action settings on Ask as the first option, that way I have control over my system and the actions that are taken.
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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #181 on: February 24, 2012, 01:12:20 PM »
@Dynaheir

when booting in Win Vista/Seven hit F8 repeatedly until the Windows start option panel appears, then choose safe mode and hit enter.

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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #182 on: February 24, 2012, 01:13:35 PM »
Mind me, if this already been answered here, but I noticed only people asking. I have updated Avast from version 6 to version 7 but from that time it asks me to finish the upgrade anytime I reboot. What can I do with it? This seem also prevent all other two tray icons from being loaded before avast's is.

Uninstall avast! using the instructions given here:
http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

Then make a clean install of version 7

Question 2 : Run Windows in safe mode? What does it mean? I am pc beginner and I don't want to destroy anything :(

To start the computer in safe mode
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/boot_failsafe.mspx?mfr=true



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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #183 on: February 24, 2012, 01:14:05 PM »
Question 2 : Run Windows in safe mode? What does it mean? I am pc beginner and I don't want to destroy anything :(

U may want to see here for how to get to safe mode...choose your OS And read through :)....oops! sorry pondus cross posted:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
« Last Edit: February 24, 2012, 01:15:42 PM by true indian »

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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #184 on: February 24, 2012, 01:19:48 PM »


The "Ask" mode in AutoSandbox will actually be completely removed in the next update, as it lacks sense in the new v7 logic.
That is, in v7, the AutoSandbox is primarily an analysis tool.
We actually plan to even further watermark/transparentize all the UI elements of autosandboxed apps, to make it apparent that the app is being analyzed and it's not meant for "normal" use.

Vlk

 well I'd really rather keep the "ask" option available. The module makes mistakes, well it use to in previous versions.

 I had a "security prompt" btw, don't know what triggered it, I mean which module, the fileshield or this new file rep feature ... for tera copy, see screen shot. I allowed the program to run and all was fine.

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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #185 on: February 24, 2012, 01:21:31 PM »
As I was affected by the update problem from Beta 3 > RC, I just did a clean install.
Uninstalled Beta 3 using aswclear, then installed build 1407. All is fine now.
I'll now clean install it on my main machine. (I am using sub-machine atm).

BTW, the new version of aswclear worked perfectly.


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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #186 on: February 24, 2012, 01:33:45 PM »
Avast 7 update worked perfectly. Thank you.

However, there seems to be a little glitch with the Firefox Webrep plugin. It says it is version 6.0.1407, instead of 7.0.1407 (Firefox version 10.0.2). For IE9, it says correctly 7.0.1407.

Can this little glitch be fixed somehow? Thank you.

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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #187 on: February 24, 2012, 01:52:29 PM »
~SKY~, I have seen Avast 7.0.1407 in action on Win2K.
Did you try a clean install?

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Definitively V7 doesn't work here with Windows 2000,

- NOT after an Update over the UI and

- NOT after a clean install.

In both cases and after Restart the PC:

> There's no avast!-Icon (ball) in the taskbar next to the clock

> I can't open the programm over the Desktop-Icon. Nothing happens when using AvastUI.exe!!!
« Last Edit: February 24, 2012, 03:58:33 PM by ~SKY~ »
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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #188 on: February 24, 2012, 01:56:59 PM »
This can be change via the Webrep install.rdf without any ill affects.

C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\WebRep\FF

Feel sure it will be sorted out in a future update


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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #189 on: February 24, 2012, 01:58:39 PM »
Avast 7 update worked perfectly. Thank you.

However, there seems to be a little glitch with the Firefox Webrep plugin. It says it is version 6.0.1407, instead of 7.0.1407 (Firefox version 10.0.2). For IE9, it says correctly 7.0.1407.

Can this little glitch be fixed somehow? Thank you.

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It is just a number, it doesn't effect the working of the WebRep, it has already been acknowledged by one of the avast team and will in due course be resolved.
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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #190 on: February 24, 2012, 02:00:34 PM »
Thank you for useful help.

I want to ask, is version 6 still supported? I don't feel like updating same way on my netbook, not yet.

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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #191 on: February 24, 2012, 02:08:05 PM »
It's still supported.

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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #192 on: February 24, 2012, 02:08:51 PM »
Hi folks.  Having a few slight issues with 7.

It doesn't seem to get along well with Skype 4.0(Beta).  When I am in a call and bring up the Skype window in any manner (clicking it to be active, closing firefox so it's the new active window, etc) Both Skype hangs(call quality remains fine), and Avast's tray Icon will hang for a moment or two while spinning.  I'll also get an hourglass next to my Mouse pointer which has freaked me out on more than one occasion due to paranoia. 

Also, when I hover the pointer over an address too long to be displayed, the small window that pops up with the full address is blank.  All of this is on Windows XP, all SPs and updates done.  Thank you.

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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #193 on: February 24, 2012, 02:09:20 PM »
I was going to wait a couple of day to upgrade to A7 while I was reading what was going on here with A7 and see if Avast! Team irons some wrinkles out of A7, but when I booted my comp this morning Avast! 6 just went ahead and upgraded by itself to Avast! 7 eventhough I had " Ask when update program is available " selected in Settings > Updates. No big lost, but it should have not done so.

BTW Great job Avast! Team beautifully well made prog.

A couple of points

The upgrade went smoothly and almost imperceptible.

All my settings remain untouched

I got the Avast! 7 windows to " Complete the upgrade " which I did, and eventhough it did not ask for a reboot, I did it anyway and I got the same Avast window asking to finish the upgrade for a second time. See first screenshot. I rebooted again to get the same window but this time asking for the Google Chrome browser. See 2nd screenshot. I had to reboot a third time for the windows to go away.

Regards.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2012, 02:12:30 PM by iroc9555 »

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Re: Avast 7 Final Released
« Reply #194 on: February 24, 2012, 02:16:49 PM »
It is just a number, it doesn't effect the working of the WebRep, it has already been acknowledged by one of the avast team and will in due course be resolved.

Thanks for the feedback David. 8)
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